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Charter Arms Undercover .38spl "Airweight'

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by zingo, Nov 11, 2006.

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  1. zingo

    zingo Member

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    Can anyone tell me if Charter Arms ever manufactured an "Airweight" version of its .38spl Undercover revolver in the pre-Charco days (i.e. 1980s-early 90s). I saw a sale listing for an Airweight with a 2 inch barrel recently, but was unable to confirm that Charter ever produced this model.
     
  2. Jim March

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    I have a late '70s Charter Arms Undercover 38 that is "somewhat light", around 17oz. The barrel shroud and grip frame are aluminum, the frame and cylinder are steel. This shaves a couple of ounces off of a period comparable S&W...
     
  3. Confederate

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    I would doubt that they did. The Charter Arms Undercover already was so light that there wouldn't be any practical reason to lighten it further. I had a number of them and generally found that in shooting they would frequently bind and just stop. In short, they were not sturdy revolvers nor were they well crafted.

    Eventually I went to Rossi M88 revolvers. Maybe an ounce or two heavier, they shot without incidence.
     
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    As far as i can remember, Charter Arms never made an "Airweight" Undercover.
     
  5. Moonclip

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    Charter Arms revolvers were always all steel frame but were at 16oz or so which is light for steel IIRC
     
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